Tag Archives: alcoholism

I Don’t Need Time Travel To Establish My Worth

The past several months have been very intense and painful for me due to the healing work that my process has provoked all throughout the holidays, my birthday and then hitting the one year anniversary of confronting my abusive ex-family. … Continue reading

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“I Just Want You To Be Happy!” And Other Manipulative Lies of My Abusive Mother

When I was a teenager, my mother exclaimed to me many times “I just want you to be happy!”  Yet she didn’t want that enough to treat me with kindness, respect my boundaries and provide me with a good start … Continue reading

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My Mother Claimed She Wasn’t A “Mean Drunk”

My parents confronted me shortly before I moved out; the encounter was setup to ‘put me back into my place’ and deny that I had been hurt by anyone anywhere as a child.  Because I had told her weeks earlier … Continue reading

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I’m Not Like My “Mother,” I Was Abused By Her.

In health class in elementary school our textbook was filled with all sorts of cautionary tales–of children who only ate candy and got sick, or took up smoking.  One of them featured a little boy who went around after his … Continue reading

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